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harassing phone calls

Harassing Phone Calls in North Carolina

Harassing phone calls involves using profane, indecent, or threatening language to any person over telephone; annoying or harassing by repeated telephoning, or making false statements over the telephone. This crime
aiding and abetting DWI

Aiding and Abetting DWI in North Carolina

Aiding and abetting DWI is illegal in North Carolina. In some ways, it is treated in the same manner as DWI itself. This blog explores what aiding and abetting impaired
possession of drug paraphernalia

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in North Carolina

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class 1 misdemeanor and is governed by N.C.G.S. 90-113.22. Under this law, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly use, or to possess
DWI Sentencing

DWI Sentencing Levels in North Carolina

DWI sentencing levels in North Carolina – In North Carolina, DWI sentencing is governed by N.C.G.S. 20-179 and follows its own special sentencing guidelines. Although a DWI is a misdemeanor
obtaining a search warrant

Obtaining a Search Warrant in North Carolina

Obtaining a search warrant in North Carolina – Generally, the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States protects against unlawful searches. Which means that it gives you some
Defense Use of Subpoenas in Criminal Cases

Defense Use of Subpoenas in Criminal Cases

Defense use of subpoenas in criminal cases – Criminal charges are simply formal accusations by the government, stating that the defendant has is accused of committing a crime. The defendant
criminal case

Handling Your Criminal Case

Handling your criminal case – If you have been charged with a crime, it is a serious matter that can have lifelong consequences. The level of involvement and care that
civil revocation

Civil Revocation of License for North Carolina DWI

Oftentimes, a person charged with DWI in North Carolina faces an immediate 30-day civil revocation of their driver’s license. This blog breaks this topic down and addresses only the 30-day
South Carolina criminal trials

South Carolina Criminal Trials

South Carolina criminal trials – When someone is formally accused of a crime (charged), they stand accused, but legally they are presumed innocent until they are proven guilty or they
seeking a criminal defense attorney

Seeking a Criminal Defense Attorney

Seeking a criminal defense attorney – Being charged with a crime can be a very stressful situation, that in turn can lead to very bad decision making. We have written
commercial DWI

Commercial DWI – Impaired Driving in a Commercial Vehicle

Commercial DWI in North Carolina – Impaired driving (DWI / DUI) in a commercial vehicle has some special considerations and is treated differently than a standard DWI in one major
cyberbullying

Cyberbullying in North Carolina

In North Carolina, cyberbullying is a cyber-crime that generally involves committing certain acts against a minor through the use of a computer or the Internet. Cyberbullying is governed by NCGS
No Bond

Situations with No Bond in North Carolina

Situations where no bond is set in North Carolina – Typically, when you are arrested in North Carolina, as part of the arrest processing, you go before a magistrate and
assault inflicting serious injury

Assault Inflicting Serious Injury

Assault inflicting serious injury is a Class A1 misdemeanor in North Carolina. This crime is governed by N.C.G.S. 14- 33. This crime is not to be confused with assault with
assault inflicting serious bodily injury

Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury

Assault inflicting serious bodily injury is a Class F felony in North Carolina. This crime is governed by N.C.G.S. 14-32.4. This crime is not to be confused with assault inflicting
preparing for criminal trial

Preparing for a Criminal Trial

Preparing for a Criminal Trial – If someone has been charged with a crime there are only three ways in which that can end. The charges can be dismissed, the
stalking

Stalking in North Carolina

Stalking involves engaging in a course of conduct or harassment, knowing that the conduct would cause a reasonable person to fear for the safety of himself or another or suffer
DWI checkpoints

Checkpoints in North Carolina – DWI

Checkpoints are a type of traffic stop in North Carolina. Checkpoints must be compliant with the constitutional principles such as the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. Statutorily,
consent to search

Consent to Search in Criminal Matters

Consent to search in criminal matters – The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects individuals present in the country from unlawful search and seizures at the federal level. 
violations of probation

Violations of Probation

It is easy to understand how being sent to jail or prison for a criminal conviction can be a tough and life changing consequence to deal with, however, many people

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